City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
fax 907-586-5385

Capital City Fire/Rescue

Open Burning Reminder

Capital City Fire Rescue would like to remind residents about the open burning restrictions that are in effect from Nov. 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015. If you live in the Lemon Creek or Mendenhall Valley areas, open burning is not authorized unless you are using a wood burning stove for your home heating source. The restirctions are based on a DEC Air Quality regulation. Due to the cooler temperatures, the air inversion causes the smoke to bank lower to the ground causing air quality concerns and complaints from the smoke. Open burning will be allowed next Spring starting on May 1, 2015. Note the change in the date. There was a new ordiance passed earlier this summer that changed the open burning season to May 1 through September 30. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the fire marshals office at 586-5322. Submitted by: Fire Marshal Daniel Jager

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